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Over $15 Million Paid by Wells Fargo to Compensate Over 900 Individuals with Disabilities
September 19, 2016
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Wells Fargo has paid a total of almost $15.2 million to 925 people who experienced discrimination in banking in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is the largest payment under an ADA settlement with the department. The Department notes Wells Fargos cooperative engagement throughout the 5-year claims administration process at this successful conclusion.
The agreement resolved numerous ADA complaints alleging that individuals with disabilities were not able to fully access Wells Fargos facilities and services. Along with the settlement payment to eligible claimants, Wells Fargo removed physical barriers; provided auxiliary aids and services; hired an ADA coordinator; and adopted an effective communication policy to provide equal access to its retail banking and financial services.
For more information or for a copy of the Settlement Agreement, visit www.ada.gov or www.ada.gov/wells_fargo/. To find out more about the ADA, call the Justice Departments toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA.gov website.